Hundreds of shanties were demolished on Tuesday at the Okobaba sawmill’s Ondo-Ibadan axis in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.

According to sources, the fire began in one of the shanties but rapidly spread to the rest of the neighborhood.

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As of the time of filing this article, attempts by firefighters and residents to put out the fire had not yielded any results.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that when the fire broke out, residents of the area came out in droves to put it out.

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The cause of the fire could not be determined at the time of filing this article.

Meanwhile, inhabitants of nearby buildings have begun to flee their homes.

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